worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown almost black but you can see the red tint in the corners with creamy, sticky, lacy, lasting, but thick brown head. Smells of deep malt, liquorish, heavy vanilla, hint of pepper, and an overall heaviness of an imperial stout with roasted malt and coffee. Alcohol is clearly present. For 8.5% it’s silky smooth and easy to drink. Smooth oily body. Taste is a bit too boozy. Lots of dark malt, some roast, treacle with some milk chocolate. Whiskey, woody. Amazing, deep imperial stout but the alcohol is too damn strong. Needs a while to balance out. Still very nice.
wimpyjoe (5108) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hopped black ale with a fruit aroma. Has a thick cream head and is extremely strong, so much so it hides the potential taste.
spacecube (1127) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned, Dark brown, back with small head, Aroma of coffee, chocolate, coffee, cream, milk, alcohol. Pretty good
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Cask at symposium, poured black nice creamy head lovely mouth feel good lacing in the glass , Tate was similar to an imperial stout but more woody , had a molasses quality and was quite bitter at the back end . Very nice
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cask at paisley ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast ... light hint of pepper ... almost coffee fruit nose .... deep dark roast ... sweet fruits ... light whisky hint ... darl malts ... chocolate ... solid toffee roast ... big sweet malt
downender (6636) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cask, Pub and Kitchen 16/04/2012. Near black with a slight tan head. Aroma of plain chocolate, roasted malts, pine and a touch of citrus. Flavour had more chocolate, caramel, black coffee and a warming finish. Tailed off after an excellent aroma, but enjoyable overall.
erickok (4016) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body, poured with a small head.. Dough, cherry, toasted bread. Interesting combo. Light body, drinkable more than smooth. Some chalky, cacao as well. Becomes sweeter when warming up. Decent brew. (At the Cask Pub and Kitchen)
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
16th April 2012
CP&K. Opaque black beer. Decent bubbly tan head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty, but with good coffee and unsweet dark chocolate. Then an odd bitter milk flavour emerges. Can’t recall ever tasting this in a beer before. Fortunately it doesn’t ruin the beer but it does bring it down a few pegs. Semi dry finish. Bitter linger.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty licorice and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish with hints of dark fruit.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Craft Beer Co. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Lovely aroma of pine, caramel, alcohol and grass. Similar flavours. Nicely bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced with a dry finish. Fantastic!